It was a “listening session” after all.
President Trump had to lean on self-intuitive crib notes such as “I hear you” in order to host a discussion with school shooting survivors at the White House on Wednesday.
Photographs from the sit-down revealed that Trump clutched on to a note pad containing hand-written talking points, some of which appeared strikingly hollow.
“What would you most want me to know about your experience?” read pointer number 1.
Donald Trump in the White House
“I hear you,” read pointer number 5.
The “listening session” was attended by survivors of last week’s gruesome shooting at the Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla. The twisted gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, used to attend the school and killed 17 of his former classmates and teachers wielding a legally purchased AR-15 assault rifle.
Attendants teared up as they called on Trump and Congress to do something about the scourge of gun violence.
In response, Trump proposed to arm teachers.
“If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly,” Trump said, parroting a talking point typically associated with the National Rifle Association.